BidCurios is an online marketplace specifically focused on offering the best collectibles directly based on prices set by sellers. BidCurios gets its name Curios meaning objects that is part of a collection.

Our goal is to create a marketplace for all, big and small sellers who can offer their collectibles for sale.

Buying Products

To buy any product, simply add them to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout directly. You will be required to provide your contact details. Please fill the address in carefully as it will be used to ship the products to you.

BidCurios team evaluates all sellers before onboarding them on the marketplace. We also regularly evaluate high value products put up on the marketplace to ensure their authenticity. Based on the feedback we will also de-list products and sellers from the site.

It is important to note that BidCurios is a marketplace that brings sellers and buyers together and works on the principle of feedback from buyers and sellers. Ultimately it is the sellers accountability to ensure their products are accurately described so collectors may take an informed decision.

Making Payments

Customers in India can pay using any of the following modes:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • NetBanking
  • UPI
  • Most popular wallets like PayTM etc.

Remember to ensure that the currency selected is INR before proceeding to make the payment.

Customers outside India should select PayPal to make payments for their purchases. Remember to change currency to USD before proceeding to make the payment. When you proceed to PayPal, you will be able to use your Visa or MasterCard, or pay via your PayPal balance.

Please see section on International Buyers below.

At this time we accept only Indian Rupees (INR) and United States Dollar (USD).

Customers within India must pay in INR only.

Customers outside India must select to pay in USD only.

Our payments are fully secured. We use industry standard payment gateways like Razorpay and PayPal.

We do not store your card details on our website.

Shipping and Cancellations

Items on BidCurios are shipped directly by individual sellers. Items are always shipped with tracking number (registered, speed post, courier etc.). Seller selects the best shipping option for your product.

Following shipping classes are used, and their shipping cost.

India Shipping Costs International Shipping Costs
Free shipping In case you want to offer free shipping for your products -Nil- -Nil-
Letter Size Typically for stamps and minisheets, bank notes etc. Rs. 60 180
Manila Size Typically for covers, one/two coins etc. Rs. 70 262
Large Size Typically for books, magazines, coin lots of 8 to 10 or more coins (single product) etc. Rs. 100 375
Heavy Items Typically for small antiques and artifacts Rs. 250 1500
Bulky Items Typically for heavy antiques and large objects Rs. 500 2500
Insured shipping Typically for high value items like paintings or coins. Recommended for items more than Rs. 20,000 in value. 5% of sale value TBD

(Please contact us before placing order)

 

For high value items, insured shipping is highly recommended and it entails additional charge, which the seller will inform you of. If you do not accept these charges for high value items (worth more than Rs. 10,000), we will not be responsible for loss during shipping.

Charges listed above are subject to change. The actual charges will be visible to you when you proceed to pay.

Yes, combined shipping is available. You will be charged one shipping cost at checkout per seller. If your order contains items from different sellers, you will be charged shipping for each seller.

We are sorry but at this time we don’t offer Cash on Delivery. You must complete your purchase by making the payment online. You can pay through Credit/Debit cards, NetBanking, UPI or popular Wallet services. Payments on our site are completely secure through industry standard payment gateways.

Typically your orders will be shipped within 1 to 3 working days of receiving paid order.

Shipping time depends on the destination location. Usually the delivery takes 4 to 6 days within India and 2-4 weeks internationally. However given the situation due to the pandemic, please expect some delays in delivery.

Full refund will be provided in case the order is cancelled before shipping.

A refund may also be provided if the item does not reach the buyer. However high value items may not be eligible for refunds if these were shipped uninsured.

Please make a video of the package as you open it to ensure speedier refunds.

At this time we don’t offer unconditional refunds.

Please see our refund and cancellation policy for latest updates.

Orders may be cancelled before they are shipped. No cancellation after the order has been shipped.

Items won in Auctions cannot be cancelled. You are committing to make the payment within 48 hours of winning the auction. You must fulfill your commitment to buy auction items you bid on and won. Please bid only if you can make the payment.

Account Settings

Complete your account information by updating your address. Your address and phone number are used for shipping products to you.

  1. After you login to the site, select Account Details from My Account menu on the top right of the menu bar. On a mobile, Account is visible at the bottom bar.
  2.  In the Account menu on the left, select ADDRESSES option.
  3. Click Edit in the Billing address.
  4. Update your address in appropriate fields and click SAVE ADDRESS.
  5. Finally click Add in Shipping address section and add your shipping address in similar manner.

You can change your password in My Account – Account Details section.

Or you could select Forgot Password option on the login screen.

You can view your orders in My Account – My Orders.

International Buyers

Yes, we do ship internationally. All international orders are shipping through Registered mail of India Post. This means all international shipments coming with a tracking number.

Please note, items over 100 years old cannot be taken out of India without the permission of the Director General, Archaeological Survey of India, Janpath, New Delhi 110001. If any collector wants to Import any item over 100 Year old then the buyer has to obtain permission for the same on own. Items without due permission will not be shipped internationally.

Select USD as the base currency

Customers outside India should select PayPal to make payments for their purchases. Remember to change currency to USD before proceeding to make the payment. When you proceed to PayPal, you will be able to use your Visa or MasterCard, or pay via your PayPal balance.

Participating in Auctions

An auction is a type of sale in which products are sold to the highest bidder. Potential buyers place their bids competing with each other. Auctions are popular because buyers and sellers are likely to get a good deal buying or selling products. As a buyer you control the price you want to pay for a product you want to purchase. As a seller, they get the highest of all offers (bids) for their product.

BidCurios provides you with an opportunity to bid for your favorite collectibles. You participate in a BidCurios auction, simply select a product and placing your bid for the product. To place a bid on an auction item, enter your bid amount and select the Bid icon next to it.

You don’t need to bid each time someone else bids. BidCurios allows automatic bidding. This is the easiest way to participate in auctions on BidCurios. You can enter the highest amount you want to bid for the product and BidCurios will handle the bidding for you without you being online all the time during the auction.

To set up automatic bidding on an auction, simply enter the maximum amount you would like to bid for the item and select Bid icon. The system will bid for you in defined increments on your behalf up to your limit. In case you are outbid, you will be alerted so you can decide if you want to increase our highest bid.

Please do keep in mind that your bid is a contractual commitment to pay for the item if you win the bid. Also remember that you will pay for shipping charges too.

If you are outbid immediately after placing a bid, it is because another bidder is using automatic bidding and has a maximum limit higher than your placed bid. You will need to increase your maximum bid in order to be the highest bidder.

Following are bid increments followed by BidCurios auctions:

Bid Value (Rs.) Bid Slabs (Rs.)
0 — 100 10
101 — 300 20
301 — 500 30
501 — 1,000 50
1,001 — 10,000 100
10,001 — 50,000 500
50,001 — 1,00,000 1,000
>1,00,000 5,000

 

BidCurios team evaluates all sellers before onboarding them on the marketplace. We also regularly evaluate high value products put up on the marketplace to ensure their authenticity. Based on the feedback we will also de-list products and sellers from the site.

It is important to note that BidCurios is a marketplace that brings sellers and buyers together and works on the principle of feedback from buyers and sellers. Ultimately it is the sellers accountability to ensure their products are accurately described so collectors may take an informed decision.